• Adult Basic Education (ABE)

    Adults at desk
    Anoka-Hennepin Community Education partners with eight school districts and other community partners in the north metro to offer free adult basic education (ABE) classes for adults ages 17 and up who are not enrolled in a secondary school program. Together, the community education programs are called "Metro North ABE."

    Adults can take classes taught by licensed teachers and supported by trained volunteers who work with students to meet their educational goals. A student may start class at any time throughout the year and classes are offered year-round during the day, evening or onlione.
    Classes offered can help students:

    • Improve basic reading, writing and math skills
    • Earn a high school diploma or GED
    • Learn and improve English language
    • Prepare for college and high demand careers 

    Teachers are trained to work with adults and all materials are designed to help the adult learner.  Students will have opportunities to work in groups and independently.  Learning is done in the classroom, on the computer and online. Teachers will help students set and meet their goals. Most sites offer basic computer training during class time.
  • Basic Skills

  • College Preparation

  • Diploma Programs

  • English Learners

  • United States Citizenship

  • GED Preparation

  • Workplace Skills

  • Members and Partners

  • Sites and Locations

  • Volunteering

  • Contact

    Metro North ABE
    Adult basic education, 1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 3100, Blaine, MN 55434
    Phone: 763-433-4200

    Office hours

    Monday - Tuesday
    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Wednesday - Thursday
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.